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Egyptian Public Holidays

Terry Emery 
by our Egypt expert Terry Emery
 

Public Holidays in Egypt

If you are travelling to Egypt, it's worth considering the dates of the Egyptian public holidays.

Bear in mind that throughout the lunar month of Ramadam Muslims are fasting and so normal business hours may be interrupted. Most tourist hotels are not affected however.

The list below shows the main public, bank & national holidays in Egypt.

Egyptian Public Holidays

2012
 
Monday 9 January - Coptic Christmas Day

Saturday 4 February - Moulid El Nabi - The Prophets Birthday

Sunday 15 April - Sham el Nessim - Coptic Easter

Wednesday 25 April - Sinai Liberation Day

Tuesday 1 May - Labour Day

Monday 23 July - National Day - Revolution Day

Sunday 19 August - Ramadan Bairam Feast - Iftar Bayram

Saturday 6 October - Armed Forces Day

Friday 26 OCtober - Grand Sacrifice Feast - Al Adha
 

2011
 
Friday January 7th - Coptic Christmas Day

Saturday February 15th - Moulid El Nabi - The Prophets Birthday

Monday April 25th - Sinai Liberation Day

Monday April 25th - Sham el Nessim - Coptic Easter

Sunday May 1st - Labour Day

Saturday July 23rd - National Day - Revolution Day

Tuesday August 30th - Ramadan Bairam Feast - Iftar Bayram

Thursday October 6th - Armed Forces Day

Sunday November 6th - Grand Sacrifice Feast - Al Adha
 

2010
 
Thursday January 7th - Coptic Christmas Day

Friday February 26th - Moulid El Nabi - The Prophets Birthday

Sunday April 25th - Sinai Liberation Day

Wednesday April 28th - Sham el Nessim - Coptic Easter

Saturday May 1st - Labour Day

Friday July 23rd - National Day - Revolution Day
Friday September 10th to Monday September 13th - Ramadan Bairam Feast - Iftar Bayram

Wednesday October 6th - Armed Forces Day

Monday November 15th - Day of Arafat

Friday November 16th to Monday November 19th - Grand Sacrifice Feast - Al Adha
 


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